Early Childhood Development(ECD)

Human Resource Development for ECD-In search of Quality

Linda Biesteker gave the National ECD CoP a thought-provoking presentation about the state of Human Resources in ECD. Her focus was on the ECD practitioner in the context of access to ECD services vs the quality of ECD services and what this means for practitioners. Many organisations invest in the training and qualifications of practitioners in the hopes to improve quality, whilst these are worthwhile interventions, monitoring and support of practitioners has proven to produce the best outcomes in improving quality of practitioners and teaching.